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Plans to put ‘place’ at the centre of healthcare are long overdue

John Copps welcomes the emphasis on ‘place’ in NHS England’s plans for health system reform, and argues that the balance of power should now be tilted towards primary, community and social care. Repeated lockdowns over the last year have meant that many of us have not ventured far from our front door. Just as COVID-19…

MV’s pro bono support for social enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis

Mutual Ventures’ mission is to is to improve life chances by making public services better, more sustainable and more connected to communities. As the pandemic hit last year, we were mindful of the significant impact it was likely to have, not only on our own organisation, but on our clients and the communities they serve….

‘Levelling Up’ must mean children are not left behind by COVID-19 

Eliza Hardwick argues that without a coherent strategy to ‘level up’ for the most disadvantaged children, repeated COVID-19 school closures will increase educational inequality.  Education must be a core part of ‘building back better’ and the government’s stated aims around ‘levelling up’ In the UK talent is spread evenly but opportunity is not. The continuing COVID-19…

MV publishes guide to the updated HM Treasury Green Book

To support this aims of Levelling Up, HM Treasury has published a refreshed Green Book, providing guidance on how to assess new public investment. Today MV is publishing a guide to these changes. Our guide – What’s new in the Green Book – presents a summary of key updates, and provides local authorities with practical…

Register for our webinar: Integration in children’s services – how to build effective partnerships

* Register for this webinar here * Providing the support that vulnerable children so desperately need right now requires agencies working together. But how can children’s services like yours make sure they are working effectively with partners in local government, the NHS, and wider community? Creating an integrated system has been a goal for many…

Continuing to deliver Family Safeguarding in challenging times

Strengthening Families Programme Coach Alissa Davies shares insights gathered via an online survey of local authority teams who have previously adopted Hertfordshire County Council’s Family Safeguarding model. COVID has presented a significant challenge to social work. Practice is changing to address the challenge of keeping children safe and helping families make the changes they need…

Levelling Up – get in touch with us for an early conversation

The chancellor’s new £4bn Levelling Up fund provides reason for public service leaders to think long term. If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything it’s that a well-developed community support system with integrated public services and community hubs are critical for both the well-being and the prosperity of an area. The government is due…

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